Child poverty rates by metro/nonmetro residence, 1976-2012

Percent poor

Line graph with 4 lines and 37 points per line.

Year Nonmetro Metro Nonmetro child Metro child
1976 14.0 10.7 18.1 16.3
1977 13.9 10.4 17.8 16.2
1978 13.5 10.4 17.0 16.1
1979 13.7 10.7 17.8 16.8
1980 15.4 11.9 19.9 18.8
1981 17.0 12.6 23.0 20.5
1982 17.8 13.7 24.6 22.9
1983 18.3 13.8 25.0 23.3
1984 no data no data no data no data
1985 18.3 12.7 25.6 21.4
1986 18.1 12.3 26.2 20.8
1987 16.9 12.5 24.9 21.5
1988 16.0 12.2 21.5 18.9
1989 15.7 12.0 21.8 19.0
1990 16.3 12.7 22.8 20.0
1991 16.1 13.7 22.4 21.6
1992 16.9 14.2 23.4 21.4
1993 17.2 14.6 24.1 22.3
1994 no data no data no data no data
1995 15.6 13.4 22.4 20.4
1996 15.9 13.2 22.4 20.0
1997 15.9 12.6 22.7 19.2
1998 14.4 12.3 20.4 18.5
1999 14.2 11.2 19.8 16.2
2000 13.4 10.8 18.9 15.4
2001 14.2 11.1 20.2 15.4
2002 14.2 11.6 19.8 16.0
2003 14.2 12.1 20.2 17.1
2004 no data no data no data no data
2005 14.5 12.2 19.8 17.2
2006 15.2 11.8 21.8 16.6
2007 15.4 11.9 22.1 17.2
2008 15.1 12.9 21.5 18.5
2009 16.6 13.9 23.5 20.2
2010 16.5 14.9 24.4 21.6
2011 17.0 14.6 25.6 21.2
2012 17.7 14.5 26.7 20.9

 

Note: Metro status of some counties changed in 1984, 1994, and 2004. Metro and nonmetro rates are imputed for those years. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (March Supplements and 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplements).